My stitch sampler is finally finished being stitched! Actually it was done a few weeks ago but never mind. I kept thinking I wouldn’t do a blog post about it until I’d finished mounting it etc but that may not be for some time now as when I washed the piece the hand dyed thread I had used ran, and has stained the fabric. I need to try and sort that before mounting it properly.
Anyway. Here is the finished stitching.
It took almost 30 hours to do in total.
I’ve done four close up photos, one of each section with a list of stitches below. I used The Needlecraft Stitch Directory by Sarah Whittle, The A-Z of Crewel Embroidery from SearchPress and online tutorials by Nicole at Cloud Craft for reference.
From the left to right:
Couching with variegated thread
Fly Stitch to create a zigzag
Whipped Back Stitch
Interlaced Running Stitch in two colours
Magic Chain Stitch
Closed Feather Stitch
Running Stitch with 3 strands of floss
Tied Herringbone Stitch
Feather Stitch with French Knots
From the top down:
Whipped Running Stitch
Laced Back Stitch
Back Stitch with Lazy Daisy
Chevron Stitch – my favourite!
Chain Stitch in 6 strands of floss
Open Chain Stitch / Ladder stitch
Raised Chain Stitch
Upright Cross Stitch
Double Whipped Detached Chain Stitch
From left to right, in ‘columns’:
Square Laid Filling in single strands of floss
Laid Trellis work with French Knots
Double Cross Stitch
Cloud Filling Stitch
French Knots and Lazy Daisy
Battlement Filling Stitch
Couched Filling stitch
From the top right corner outwards:
Blanket Stitch partial pinwheel
Straight Stitch – this is where the dye has run.
Double Blanket Stitch
French Knots with 6 strands, 3 strands and 2 strands of floss
Blanket Stitch Pinwheel (orange) 6 strands of floss.
Couched Circle (pale pink)
Blanket Stitch Pinwheel (teal, 2 strands of floss)
Blanket Stitch Pinwheel-pink.
Spider’s Web Circle – whipped
Wheat sheaf stitch
Now I’ve done this I just want to keep going and do more. I might start another large sampler with more stitches I still haven’t tried…
I did make this set of two mini Stitch Samplers for my Folksy shop. I think they would be a cute addition to an embroidery hoop gallery wall, or in a sewing room! I’m possibly addicted to trying new embroidery stitches!